Agave de Cortés Reposado Mezcal
Agave de Cortés // Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico
Contrary to what many deem traditional, the Cortez family has been making and enjoying barrel aged mezcal for generations. Made by Maestro Mezcalero Leoncio Santiago, the Agaves de Cortez Reposado is produced from 100% agave espadin in the “artisanal style” then aged 6 months in white American oak cask.
Mezcal ReposadoA spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. Reposado mezcal is aged for 2 months up to 1 year in wood.
Cask TypeAmerican Oak
"Despite its short time aging in cask, the Agaves de Cortez reposado displays heavy oak influence. On the nose: butterscotch, banana, rubber, and just a hint of agave. The palate mirrors the nose with just a little more spice. Overall this mezcal is solid. With a rich texture and a moderate amount of smoke. "